Welcome to CORE Paddles.
My name is Steve Horvath. That's me on the left testing the first ever CORE Paddle proto.
I love paddling. Love every aspect of paddling. I love the friends I have made over the past 18 years
playing on the water and I love the places I have explored from within the confines of my kayak.
This wonderful sport has broadened my appreciation of the world around me in ways I could not have
anticipated when I took up the sport years ago at the behest of a good friend. But above all else I
love combining my affinity for 3D CAD design, engineering, and innovation with my desire to develop
the best gear available.
CORE has been a dream of mine for almost a decade. A vision to combine some of the most advanced
technologies available into one solid cutting edge product that is better than the combined efforts
of all that had come befor it. CORE is defined quite simply by a desire to look outside of the status quo
to produce something beyond compare. A paddle that has no rivals. A paddle, and a company, that
provides performance beyond what was available. A company that will add to your love of paddling.
CORE is a paddle sports company envisioned by myself and built by like minded paddlers. Our investors are all paddlers. Every member of our board of directors is a paddler. All of our employees are paddlers.
I truly believe that to build the best paddles in the world you need to surround yourself with people who share a simlar passion. A passion for not only building the best product but also for providing the best customer service. It is this customer service that is best served by people who understand the products CORE is selling. When you correspond with anyone from CORE you will be speaking with someone who can relate to your questions or comments. Someone who can give you honest feedback about how our product compares to our competitors. Someone who paddles and someone who will take a direct interest in your requirements as a paddler, retailer or athlete.
CORE is also Canadian and is dedicated to using local sources for all of our input materials. Nothing used in the manufacture of a CORE paddle has been shipped in from
off shore markets. All of our shafting comes from Easton in the USA. All of our input materials come from within North America. All of our molding is done within a 30 minute
radius of our production facility. Even our production tooling is sourced from North American suppliers ( with much of it designed and cut in house ).
CORE is dedicated to pursuing innovative solutions that improve the performance of paddle sports products. Performance through innovation.